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F30 is not on top 12 list of biggest 1st-year depreciation

http://www.bankrate.com/loans/auto-l...f-new/#slide=1

This is an interesting article(not sure how current it is). The 12 cars listed with biggest % drop in first year are as follows. It is surprising to see ATS, C250, and S60 on the list, as those are F30 competitors.

Maybe F30 is not that bad in terms of retaining value after all, or is F30 the 13th one on the list?

1. Buick Regal - 31.2%, $11525
2. Chrysler 300 - 31.7%, $13351
3. Cadillac ATS - 31.7% $6099, this looks like a typo, as new ATS is more than $20k
4. Fiat 500 - 31.9%, $11106
5. Jag XF - 32.3%, $19966
6. Lincoln MKZ/MKZ Hybrid - 33.8%, $14177
7. Nissan Maxima - 34%, $12469
8. MB C250 - 34.3%, $15247
9. Kia Cadenza - 34.3%, $12940
10. Volvo S60 - 34.4%, $14204
11. Lincoln MKS - 34.5%, $16039
12. Fiat 500L - 34.6%, $8096

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http://www.bankrate.com/loans/auto-l...f-new/#slide=1

This is an interesting article(not sure how current it is). The 12 cars listed with biggest % drop in first year are as follows. It is surprising to see ATS, C250, and S60 on the list, as those are F30 competitors.

Maybe F30 is not that bad in terms of retaining value after all, or is F30 the 13th one on the list?
This was originally posted in a Forbes article from September 2016. The data is from iseecars.com during the period August 2015 - July 2016:

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"The Fine Print: iSeeCars.com analyzed over 14 million cars sold between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. New cars included in the analysis were from model years 2015 and 2016. Lightly or 1-year-old used cars were defined as vehicles from the 2014-2015 model years with mileage within 20 percent of 13,476, the average annual miles traveled in the U.S., according to the Department of Transportation. Models with fewer than 250 new and 250 used cars sold were excluded from the analysis."
Nearly all new cars are bad in terms of retaining value (F3x is definitely among them), it's just that the 12 listed here are worst that respect. That's why personal finance experts generally recommend against purchasing or leasing new cars. Depreciation is by far the most significant cost in 'total cost of ownership' calculations for operating expenses.
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This was originally posted in a Forbes article from September 2016. The data is from iseecars.com during the period August 2015 - July 2016:



Nearly all new cars are bad in terms of retaining value (F3x is definitely among them), it's just that the 12 listed here are worst that respect. That's why personal finance experts generally recommend against purchasing or leasing new cars. Depreciation is by far the most significant cost in 'total cost of ownership' calculations for operating expenses.
Got it, so most of these studies source from iseecars.com.

Were the prices used in the studies based on MSRP? If so the reported drop will not account for big discounts for new car sales. E.g. if C250 has 20% off, then the first year drop is only 15% instead of 34%.

Nonetheless, this list does show several good options for 1-year old low-mileage cars(e.g. C250) that should be reliable and still have few years of new car warranty left.

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